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We booked a Foodie experience: Creole Fire-Hearth and Drumming" to learn about how locals are... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Fairbanks, Alaska
Super fun!

We had a great time with Jill, Emmeth, and the boys of Drums Not Guns. They gave us a great show... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Portland, Oregon
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At its new location in Punta Gorda, The Maroon Creole Drum School offers classes in Creole and West African drumming, drum making workshops and culture presentations as well as fire hearth cooking classes with traditional recipes. Handmade crafts...more
Joe Taylor Creek, Punta Gorda Central America, Belize
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time learning how to drum and had a tradional dinner cooked over a hearth. We listened to young people drumming through their drums not guns program. Very inspiring.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We booked a Foodie experience: Creole Fire-Hearth and Drumming" to learn about how locals are cooking Creole food on a fire hearth. My friend and I were the only "guests" that evening. We learned so much about cooking Creole food the local way. Jill, Emmeth...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a great time with Jill, Emmeth, and the boys of Drums Not Guns. They gave us a great show around the fire and showed us to cook cashews. Afterwards, we had a delicious dinner. Jill and Emmeth are so lovely and they are...More

Thank Jules858
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great food and culture experience. Jill and Emmeth are two great people to meet. They showed us (the group I was with) around the traditional Maya hearth kitchen. They talked to us about how to prepare the dishes we would eat and the different herbs...More

Thank alliedinwiddie
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Love love love Emmeth and Jill. So much great energy while drumming and teaches you in a way that everyone can learn from! So much food was served, but it was fantastic and ethnic.

Thank lrweihe7
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently travelled to Punta Gorda, Belize and we're lucky enough to spend a few days/nights with Jill and Emmeth. This family welcomed us in with open arms and a hospitality that instantly felt like family. The guest house we stayed in...More

Thank Hollyinlalaland
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Fun night learning drums and yummy food! Jill and Emmeth were very friendly and ready to discuss or chat about the food, culture and so on. We really enjoyed the drum lessons from the very extremely talented Emmeth- it was my first time playing drums....More

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Ixtabai9, Manager at Maroon Creole Drum School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We really had fun with you folks too! So glad you were able to make it. You were fast learners. Sorry about the sandflies! Insects happen in the jungle, lol. I will have to get a can of insect repellent to keep around for those...More

Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We spent a great and groovin' evening with Emmeth and his family! He's not only a great drummer but also knows a lot about music and its history. And the food his wife made was delicious, too!

1  Thank Phil H
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Didn't have a lot of time- so we only could stop in for a quick visit. Take note- the location of the school has moved. It is now on the southern side of the bridge as you get into Punta Gorda on the Southern Highway....More

Thank NoExcuses_TravelOn
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We had a fantastic experience with Jill and Emmett. We picked vegies from their garden, helped prepare lunch on the hearthfire stove and then learned to drum. Meantime Jill and Emmett taught us about Belize and Creole culture.They couldn't have been more friendly, warm ,and...More

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